Ford Explorer platinum is one of the most coveted pieces of American collectibles, and collectors can’t seem to get enough of it.
And, as we’ve seen with the Ford Falcon, platinum is very hard to find.
This time, Ford Explorer Platinum, sold at auction in California in March, was one of two Ford Explorer models from the 1977 model year, and one of only two Ford Falcon model years to make the cut.
The auction house sold it for $1.5 million.
The Ford Explorer, which was produced from 1979 to 1984, had an aluminum body, a red and blue roof and an orange hood.
It had a V8 engine that produced a total of 667 horsepower and 607 lb-ft of torque.
It was powered by a 6-speed manual transmission and sporty Ford-style suspension.
The Explorer’s four-door, five-passenger version was powered in a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that was paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
This version of the Explorer, also sold at the auction, had a leather interior and sport-wagon body.
It also had a 12.7-inch touchscreen display that had an auto-pilot mode.
Ford had two more Explorer models that made the cut at the same auction, but neither of them were as desirable as the Explorer Platinum.
At $1,721, the Ford Explorer is one the most sought-after pieces of collectibles from 1977 to date.
The other Ford Explorer was the Ford Expedition.
Ford sold it at the 1997 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it was the first Ford Explorer to have a touchscreen display.
Ford also sold a gold Explorer at auction for $750,000 in 2005.
This one was a special edition, and its paint was an original white.
It only had a 2.5 liter engine and was powered only by an eight cylinder engine.
This Explorer was sold by a collector who had purchased it for a rare occasion in 1982.
The owner paid a hefty $1 million for it, but the car never made it off the lot.
This silver Explorer also had no touchscreen display, but it was one the only two Silverados that made it to auction.
There’s also a rare Ford Expedition, which had a silver-colored body and was sold in 2007 for $3.3 million.
This car had a 3.0-liter engine that provided 775 horsepower and 806 lb-ton of torque, and the car had an automatic transmission that made 270 horsepower and 240 lb-foot of torque when set to manual mode.
The Expedition’s red roof and black interior are both a rarity in this collection.
Ford has also sold two Explorer variants: a Silverado that was only sold at Pebble Beach in 1983, and a Silverados Silverado with an 18-inch screen.
Both cars were powered by an 8-speed transmission.
These Silverados were also sold by collectors who had bought them for a special occasion in 1986.
There was one Ford Explorer sold at an auction in 2010, and this was the only one to be a “special edition.”
This was a one-off, limited edition, with no mechanical or engine modifications.
This Ford Explorer had a 7.0 liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that offered 895 horsepower and 975 lb-lb-ft. It reached a top speed of 155 mph.
This is one that is rare to see.
The silver Explorer was also sold in 2010 at a Pebble Beach auction for a whopping $3,500,000.
The black Explorer, with its 5.0L four-valve engine, was only offered in one limited edition that sold for $2,300,000 at the Pebble Beach Auction in 2004.
The car had no interior, and was only available for the Pebble beach auction.
The red Explorer was only one of three Silverados available at Pebble that year, along with a white Ford Expedition and a silver Ford Expedition with a black roof.
The grey Explorer was another rare car that Ford sold at a car show in 1999.
This was the car that was used by Ford’s first executive vice president of sales, Doug McCallum, to sell the Explorer at Pebble in 1998.
The vehicle had no mechanical parts and was offered in two body styles: a standard silver Explorer with an aluminum roof and a dark grey Ford Expedition without the hood.
The latter model had a standard four-speed gearbox, and there were also four-wheel disc brakes on the Expedition.
Both the white and black versions of the car were powered in an 8.2-liter V8 that was coupled to an automatic six-speed shift system.
The two vehicles were also available with a leather and leather interior.
In 2009, Ford also offered the Explorer Silverado as a special offer for Pebble Beach, where it sold for just over $3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.